Nearly one month after making an official visit to Appalachian State guard Justin Forrest has circled back to the Mountaineers with a commitment. The son of former Georgia Tech star James Forrest, Justin captained his Greenforest Academy team to their second straight GHSA-A Private Championship. Forrest’s explosive scoring will help resolve postseason attrition in the App State back court.

Justin Forrest’s late-March official visit to Appalachian State was nearly a month old when Forrest decided that the Mountaineer program is ultimately his top destination, and he offered Head Coach Jim Fox his verbal commitment on April 20.

Forrest had visited Appalachian from March 22-24, after which he shared with App State Mania, “It was good,” but he left at the time without committing.

Now, he will join fellow Georgian guard O’Showen Williams, who signed with the Mountaineers last week as a transfer from South Georgia State College, in the 2017 signing class.

Forrest is heavily decorated as a two-time GHSA-A Private state champion, back-to-back Georgia 1-A All-State first-team selection, 2016 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions All-Tournament selection, and was ranked the 22nd best 2017 prospect in Georgia by HoopSeen.

Forrest saved his most memorable performance for the biggest stage, scoring 36 points in Greenforest Christian Academy’s (Decatur, GA) 2017 state championship win on 9-15 shooting from the floor, 5-10 from the three-point line, and 13-15 at the free-throw line.

Over Forrest’s two championship seasons at Greenforest he averaged 17.1 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game, and those teams posted a combined 57-7 record.

Check back with App State Mania for more information on Forrest’s commitment.


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